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>> here's something you don't see every day. take a look at this, even in california. one ton camel named rudy escaping his enchrous sure going for a run on a nearby highway. drivers tried their best to avoid him, eventually rudy
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ended up running straight into a minivan. thankfully the driver and rudy were not injured. after more than two hours police were able it get rudy back into his pen. can you imagine driving a highway in california, seen everything. all of sudden you have a camel looming down on you. martha: it has happened to me. absolutely. i run into camels all the time on the freeway. >> they smell really bad. martha: nasty looking up close. >> like sitting next to greg gut gutfeld up close. martha: you will hear that on the 5:00. see you tomorrow. jenna: we have brand new stories and breaking news. jon: the woman who admits killing her boyfriend in a brutal stabbing and shooting attack telling her side of the story. the latest as jodi arias takes the agenda. she could face a withering cross-examination. president obama plans a
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trip to israel. what it could mean for his dicey relationship with benjamin netanyahu and our role in this volatile region. how being facebook friends with someone could mean a big change in the courtroom. it is all "happening now." jenna: i don't think we're facebook friends, are we. jon: i don't think so. jenna: is that okay for our relationship? jon: that's a good thing. jenna: i think might be a good thing. jon: there is a cloud of controversy though hanging over the president's choice to lead the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of
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issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that authorizes targeted drone strikes on u.s. terror suspects overseas to what he knew about the bush administration's so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. plus concerns that he, leaked classified information when he briefed reporters about the bin laden raid and the underwear bomber plot. these are big topics. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more on this let's start on one topic out of all those big ones, catherine this so-called enhanced interrogation program. tell us where brennan stand now and whether he changed his position over the years. >> reporter: good morning. john brennan will be interrogated on his statements on enhanced interrogation program which included waterboarding on cbs news the brennan defend the program. that is lot of information coming out of the procedures that agency used against
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hardcore terrorists t has saved lives. since brennan apparently taken a position against the program and claim he raised concerns at agency about a program that critics describe as torture. a former deputy director at the agency could not confirm for fox that brennan raised questions or concerns with him but said he should be taken at his word. >> this was not a program that would normally be discussed between john and myself. if he says he talked to colleagues about it and expressed reservations i believe him because this is a very straightforward, honest guy. >> reporter: the heart of this line of questioning will be whether there brennan has been consistent over the years on his position on this controversial program, jenna. jenna: so something we'll watch for more tomorrow as you mentioned. we're learning more about a 6,000-page classified report? can tell you us about that? >> reporter: this is the element of the hearing where the rubber is going to meet the road. the senate intelligence committee led by powerful democrat dianne feinstein has completed a 6,000-page
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classified report into the cia program. those familiar with the report's findings tell fox news concludes the agency lied about the program's effectiveness, a charge denied by those who ran the program. a leading human rights group believes brennan must explain whether he agrees with the report's findings. >> i haven't seen the study so it is difficult to talk about it because it is over 6,000 mains long but it is classified. senator wyden, a member of the committee who has seen the study, says it appears the cia did mislead congress and the white house about the cia interrogation program. we don't know whether or not it was effective. we don't know about the full scope of it. how many people were in the program? how long the program answered? these are really key issues that need to be answered. >> reporter: a former senior intelligence official told fox news if in fact mr. brennan agreed with the report's findings it will be virtually impossible for him to lead the agency workforce in the words of this official, he should just save the cab fare for
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langley. jenna? jenna: save the cab fare. big story today and big story for the year ahead about who will be heading up this agency. thank you so much. >> reporter: you're west come. >> the things he said helped me to gain a different perspective and step back and take a look at my life and, i realized things weren't going anywhere, they probably weren't for travis i may have continued on like that. jon: jodi arias describing their happier times with a boyfriend she accused stabbing more than two dozen times before slitting is his throat and shooting him in what she claims is self-defense. this dramatic murder trial gets you know way again in arizona. adam housley has the latest. he is watching it from los angeles. so she's been testifying adam about the relationship between herself and the man she now admits she killed. at times it has been really graphic stuff. tell us about it. >> reporter:
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graphic including their personal relationship as well. she came out right away first day on stand and first thing basically said she admitted killing him. over the course of the next two days on the stand so day one, day two, this would be day three she has methodically gone through every relationship she had with the help of course of her defense team over the course of her time since high school up until now. at the end of the day yesterday when she finally started talking about her relationship with travis alexander, the man she is accused of killing back in 2008. and they're starting to get into what appears to be a line of questioning that will lead her to say that he was controlling and potentially abusive. but, jon, we'll know more about this as this examination from her defense team continues this morning which should begin within the hour sometime, jon. jon: so all the legal analysts what are they saying about her testimony so far? is she doing herself any favors? >> so far she is doing the best she can i guess trying to connect with the jury by laying out what she has done over the course of time with her relationship. she, at one point said one
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of her ex-boyfriends tried to strangler had. it seems to me and those watching this trial that the defense team is someone who is logical, reasonable, even at times when she had difficulties with boyfriends and with her own family. everybody is waiting for that cross-examination. that's when the prosecution can go after her for her changing stories over the years. the fact that he shasaid originally she wasn't involved. then she said masked men were involved. then she says of course the first day she testified two days ago she killed travis alexander. there are a lot of other holes in her story as well, jon. including they found a camera her washing machine that had pictures of the body and she tried to kill the crime scene. there is lot of areas the prosecution can go after. everybody watching the trial is waiting for cross-examination to begin which could begin by midday today, jon. jon: we'll keep an eye on it. adam housley in los angeles. >> reporter: all right. jon: coming up our legal panel will debate whether putting jodi arias on the
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stand is working for the defense. jenna: the president is gathering with senate democrats to discuss a range of issues that will dramatically affect the future of our country. the president meeting them at a conference in annapolis, maryland. he brought with him a laundry list of tough issues to consider, including government spending immigration reform and gun control. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill. let's talk a little bit about democratic unity, mike. there is lot to be said and we heard a lot over last couple months whether the republican party is united. what does it look like for the democrats? >> reporter: jenna, there will definitely be some challenges ahead. while president obama doesn't have to worry about re-election a lot of his democratic colleagues do. so the president traveled up to annapolis today to rally support and encourage unity on some of the tough issues ahead including climate change, immigration, gun control and taxes. mr. obama joked on monday about how tricky it can be to get things done. >> if there's one thing that i've learned over the last
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four years it's that you can't count on anything in washington until it's done. >> reporter: republicans believe that senate majority leader harry reid has been effective in shielding his members from some tough votes on items such as the budget but we've been assured there will be a budget this year so that unity and enthusiasm may be tested early. jenna? jenna: if you had a nickel forever time --, no. we would all be really rich. that there would be unity on capitol hill. we've heard some from the senate democrats about some of the issues they're worried about ahead. what have you heard within the halls of capitol hill? >> reporter: jenna, gun control is a prime example in places like new york, new jersey, california. gun control is popular. but harry reid also has democratic members from places like west virgina, arkansas, louisiana, and alaska where gun control can be dirty words. here is senator reid speaking recently about his conversation with
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california's dianne feinstein about an assault weapons ban. >> she's talked to me about her assault weapons ban, a new one. she believes in it fervently and i admire her for that. i will take a look at that. as i have indicated to you folks, we'll have votes on all kinds of issues dealing with guns and i think everyone will be well-sized to read the legislation before they determine how they're to vote for it. >> reporter: so a tricky act ahead for senator reid as he balances risking his members and their re-election bids in 2014 and 2016 and going ahead with the president's agenda. bottom line, he has some serious work ahead and it will be interesting to see what comes out from the president's pep talk with members today. jenna? jenna: i know you read all the legislation by the way before anybody else, right. >> cover to cover. jenna: i knew it. mike, great to see you, big story today. thank you. >> thank you. jon: so for more on president obama's effort to unite senate democrats to help push through through his second term agenda, let's bring in our man juan
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williams. he is a fox news political analyst. what is going on hine closed doors? is this a little arm-twisting by the white house? what is this exactly, juan? >> it is arm-twisting, jon because right now the president is trying to get democrats in line for an alternative plan for spending cuts and some tax hikes that would avoid the sequestration set to hit march 1st. the idea here, jon, is that the economy is pretty fragile. we know from the end of last year when defense cuts took effect it had the effect much dragging down the economy during that last quarter. so the president wants to avoid that. he is saying we can't simply cut our way to growth. we have to have some investments in spending, for education and defense, for example. but he wants the democrats to come up with an alternative to this strong, across the board sequestration cut. jon: chris stirewalt pointed out in his column today that, you know, on, that one-third
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of the senate is going to be in office after this president leaves office and they are not necessarily ready to jump on board with some of his extremely liberal proposals. >> no. in fact, you know, there are proposals coming from house democrats and senate democrats that have to do with increasing taxes in this alternative proposal to sequestration. increasing taxes on millionaires, oil companies, gas companies, eliminating some of the farm subsidies. these are the kind of low-hanging fruit, jon, that the democrats want to go at right now in terms of producing the added revenue. but what you're hearing from speaker boehner and the republicans including budget committee chair paul ryan is, they don't want to engage in any added revenue or any added tax hikes. the way they look the eight, they have already passed budget cuts in a budget plan that has not been dealt with by the senate. so they feel look, this is about spending,
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sequestration is about spending cuts, so let's look at spending. why are we looking attackss?. jon: well, meantime the congressional budget office is telling us in that new report that borrowing is going to hit 77% of our gdp by the end of this decade, in seven years, unless somebody does something. is anybody in washington, is the president disturbed by that? are the senate democrats he is meeting with? >> yeah, i think everybody is wear of it. now the question, you used an interesting word, disturbed. if you talk to the democrats, the democrats are more like, let's stablize this. this has doubled t went from 35% to about 70% over the course of the last decade with the spending on wars. we had unfunded new entitlements like prescription drug bense fits and the like. of course we had tax cuts some of which expired for the most part which continued. so that is the reason you've seen this jump. now if you talk to the democrats, they say we can take some cuts, the
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long-term spending cuts, some of the tax hikes that will just stablize it and that's fine. but for republicans, especially speaker boehner his instruction to republicans is, let's come up with a plan that in 10 years we'll balance this issue. let's get rid of this kind of tremendous debt, the long-term issue. and that's what he wants to do. whether it's possible i don't know because again if you really do it you would have to be talking about, jon, something like, you know, $4 billion over that, you know a year over that period and that would have a tremendous effect, negative effect on the economy, on job production, especially exwell, hello greece. that's one phrase to think about here. >> yeah. jon: juan williams, the juan williams. always good to talk to you. thanks. >> good fun, jon. thank you. jenna: movie theater shooting to tell you about. what police say led to gunfire here. a winter blast could be headed your way. we'll tell you the latest
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jon: right now some crime headlines we're keeping an eye on. breaking news out of denver. three people shot and killed at a home in the northeast part of the city early this morning. at least two of victims are children. so far police are not releasing any details about a possible suspect or motive. in las vegas, police are searching for suspects who shot two people at a movie theater. investigators say they had been arguing with the victims. and the feds bust a major credit card fraud ring. could be one of the largest in the country. 18 suspects under arrest for allegedly stealing at least $200 million. jenna: wow! let's get to the fox news weather alert now. some light snow is heading for the upper midwest today but forecasters are keeping a close eye on the storm because apparently it could become a much bigger problem for all of us by friday. something to look forward to, janice dean. >> are you ready for some snow?
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jon: yeah!. jenna: we've had it all week, a little bit. not enough. it just hasn't stayed here on the east coast. >> we could see a blockbuster event, one we've not seen in a couple of years, maybe two feet of snow for boston. we're watching two systems. so see this system right across the south and this clipper civil across the north. both of them are going to come together and we think this could be a major event. this time tomorrow, jon and jenna, we could see video of people going to the grocery store, yes, it could be one of those events. watching the low pressure system very carefully. right now it appears it will be a new york to boos ton event. new york, this is one of our aggressive computer models but within entirely the realm of possibility. 19 inches of snow. boston, close to 18 inches. this is just through saturday morning. they actually could get more that. two feet of snow could be happening for boston. that is one of the computer
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models. this is all the computer models coming together what we think is more likely to happen. north of new york city, six to 12, but boston, one to two feet of snow possible. stay tuned. we're going to fine tune this forecast but anywhere from new york to boston affecting millions of people, friday into saturday, you need to be paying close attending to your local -- answer to your local forecast. we'll keep you posted here, jon and jenna. jenna: if my husband gets video of me going to the grocery store he will play that video over and over again. >> it might just happen. the kids will get excited. >> if you're traveling something to keep in mind. >> absolutely. i will be closely monitoring all the computer models. jenna: thank you, jd, janice, i'm not clearing your sidewalk this time. jenna: you will put your foot down this year? you know, got to see it to believe it, folks. you know. he is a softy. jon: all right.
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it is the government agency leading the investigation into boeing's dreamliner troubles. now the ntsb is updating its probe, one that forced the grounding of what has been called the future of aviation. are we any closer to knowing when the dreamliner will be flying again? plus predator drones not only taking out suspected foreign terrorists but americans too. now a new report says a government secret memo outlines when americans can be targeted by those drones. ambassador john bolton weighs in. his interesting perspective next. i'm lorenzo.
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jon: just in, new information on the troubles for boeing's dreamliner. rick's been following the developments. he is in our newsroom. rick? >> jon, the ntsb has been looking into boeing's 787
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dreamliner airplanes built as the future of 21st century air travel. the plane's revolutionary use of lithium-ion batteries has wound up to be a big problem. the lighter, more powerful batteries have a tendency to get very hot. that led to a handful of incidents where the batteries caught fire or begun to smoke. no one was hurt in these cases but the planes were grounded while investigators look into the problem. the ntsb investigation we're told today is still weeks from being completed. though we just learned the agency is planning to tell reporters what it has learned up till now in a press conference scheduled for tomorrow. boeing has been working on fixing the problems. just this week they asked the faa for permission to begin doing test flights on the planes. no permission has been granted just yet. wesured learn more about the ntsb's investigation tomorrow. back to you. jon: let's hope they get it sorted out. rick folbaum, thanks. jenna: well tomorrow the secret drone program run by
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the united states will get some rare public scrutiny when the president's pick to be cia director, john brennan appears at his senate confirmation hearing. this comes as we digest a memo which the united states government outlined its legal rationale for using drone strikes against americans. fox news has confirmed the authenticity of that report and the policy authorizes the killing of american citizens overseas in drone strikes if they are leaders of al qaeda or an associated terror group. former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton is a fox news contributor. he will look at this story with us. so, ambassador, a few sides to this story. there is the public side, the policy side, the politics side. let's start with how this affects us the public. as a matter of national security what do you think of what you've heard about the drone program and how it's moving forward in our war on terror? >> well, as best we can tell from the public reports it seems to me that the approach that the obama administration is following is consistent with and
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really derived from the bush administration approach to the war on terror. and i think it is entirely sensible. whether it is foreign citizens who are involved with al qaeda or american citizens, we are in a war. they have attacked us. we have a congressional authorization to use military force in response. and that's what's at stake here. this is not, you know, robbing the 7-eleven down on the corner. these people are engaged in war against the united states. whether they're american citizens or not, we have entitled as a basic matter of our inherent right of self-defense to respond accordingly. jenna: let's talk a little bit about policy not just now but decades into the future which we have to consider as well. as a matter of policy and how this is being applied right now, do you have any concerns about how it could be used under a different administration at a different time? >> well, i think it could be used less effectively by a future american administration. look, the use of unmanned
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aerial vehicles, uavs, is a huge step forward in our capability to defend ourselves because otherwise we might have to put american pilots up in very dangerous places, risking their lives. this is a way to go after the terrorists in, that makes it far safer, far less likely we're going to have american casualties. and it can be used for intelligence-gathering, a very important function, as well as actually attacking the terrorists themselves. jenna: so let's talk politics a little bit. we're going to see john brennan tomorrow answering questions about this program for both democrats and republicans and it is politics, as you know, ambassador bolton. there will be a lot of questions on the world stage about this highly secretive program. what questions do you think john brennan needs to answer and what questions do you have concern in the fact that it will be in the public sphere? >> i'm sure he will get asked a lot about it. his opponents from the right and the left will try to toast him with this and a
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variety of other issues. i think there's a lot of it frankly that should not be discussed in public and you think what brennan needs to do on the drone issue is try and explain that a lot of the criticisms that are being levied simply miss the point. as i said he have , this is not robbing the local starbucks down at the corner. this is not a criminal law matter. this is an issue that falls under the paradigm of the law of war where the commander-in-chief's powers are plenary and where we don't have judicial review of commander-in-chief decisions. and i think it's a sound case and from his own perspective he needs to make it effectively. jenna: we'll watch for that tomorrow. ambassador bolton, great to have you on the program as always. thank you. >> thank you, jenna. jon: millions of homeowners have mortgages connected to the federal housing administration. you might be one of them but it looks like the agency now could need a bailout. what this means for the
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struggling housing market and the rest of the nation's economy. also millions of americans on social media these days but when judges and attorneys and prosecutors are facebook friends, could it jeopardize a defendant's right to a fair trial? jenna: sort of weird, right? ♪ . sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable.
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jenna: now the "fox business alert." you think bailouts are so 2009, right? well, think again. we might have another one with our hands with the federal housing administration. lawmakers are holding a hearing today to look at the potential risk. this agency insures millions of home mortgages in the united states and apparently it is in danger of running out of money. peter barnes of the fox business network is live with more on this. so, peter, potential bailout? i mean how close are we? are we like in the 2nd inning, are we in the 7th inning? where are we with the fha? >> reporter: we're book on this story again, jenna, right? critics say a bailout is potentially close. the hearing today is to try to determine how close it is. as you recall all this is over concern we may need another bailout of an agency like we saw with fannie mae and freddie mac to the tune of $150 billion or so. now in november, the fha reported an economic value
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of negative $16.3 billion. that is basically a deficit in its capital reserve because of mortgages continuing to go bad. but one fha critic, ed pinto, of the american enterprise institute testified today by his analysis the fha is actually short by more than $50 billion. so critics say that this means the fha is headed for a bailout but, fha supporters say that the critics are hyperventilating. >> if the fha were a private financialness stigs likely somebody would be fired, somebody would be fined or the institution would find itself in receivership. instead it is merely merrily on its way to becoming the recipient of the next great taxpayer bailout. >> i don't think there are many independent people think we're looking at the next great bailout. yes, the fha is little bit of an issue at the moment because of its countercyclical mission, by the way it was part of a
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their original mission to come in during the difficult times. they did that and they are in trouble because of it. >> reporter: house republicans got legislation through congress last year to try to reform the fha but it died in the last congress. now they hope this hearing will lay the groundwork for additional legislation this year. jenna? jenna: interesting points made there by both lawmakers on this topic peter. besides looking to taxpayers for potentially this bailout what is the fha doing to prevent that? >> reporter: well it just announced a whole new set of measure last week, to, it is raising premiums it charges for insuring these mortgages by just a little bit. it is also adopting other reforms and some tightening underwriting standards. but supporters say that it has still has, despite these analysis, still has billions of cash it can use to help payoff the insurance on these bad mortgages. and as it insures more
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mortgages going forward, with these higher premiums and with the housing market recovering, that will also bring in plenty of cash, billions that will help it to avoid a taxpayer bailout. jenna? jenna: best-case scenario there. peter, thank you so much. >> reporter: you bet. jon: a case in florida right now could mean big changes for judges and attorneys when it comes to their use of social media. a judge in brow card county where fort lauderdale is located face as motion to disqualify him from a case involving a prosecutor who is also his face book friend. he refused to recuse himself from the case. now the defendant is arguing he would never get a fair trial because a judge and prosecutor are pals! this raises serious questions about social media and the justice system. let's talk about it with faith jenkins, a former prosecutor. esther panich is a criminal defense attorney. esther, let's start with you.
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does this defendant have a case? >> he does. the court of appeals made the judge recuse himself in this case, disqualify himself. it is common practice that judges and lawyers no each other. many times they're friends. lawyers who contribute to judges campaigns in order to get elected. they sit on their campaign committees. but all of this is public and public record. facebook is not. and the standard between lawyers and judges to assure that a defendant has a fair day in court is to avoid the appearance of impropriety. so you don't actually have to have anything that went wrong or any close relationship between a judge or a lawyer to actually be inappropriate. it is the appearance of impropriety. and that is what this is. if you believe that the judge judging you as an extra judicial friendship or any relationship with a lawyer who is prosecuting you, it doesn't seem fair because they have that leg up over you. jon: all right. faith, what about it?
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does she have a point? >> jon, here's the bottom line, the reality of the situation. as a former prosecutor, defense attorneys, we go to social events and functions with judges all the time. jon: sure. >> we interact --. jon: golf games. >> absolutely. all the time outside of court. i would say facebook is about five steps removed from the actual one-on-one personal interactions we have judges in social settings. these are the people, and i know this is where a lot of judges aren't on facebook and social media for this very reason but these are the people we entrust to make decisions on our cases to be fair and impartial. if we can't even trust them with people they're friends with on facebook, how can we then we trust them to decide the most important cases, which is people's lives in criminal cases? jon: so faith, i'm sorry, esther, would you be in favor, given your thoughts on this facebook friending thing, would you be in favor of a law that says judges and attorneys can't have lunch together or can't have a drink at the bar together?
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>> no. and usually when that happens they, an attorney will say, i had it happen to me. i appeared before friends of mind who are judges and a judge will turn to the other counsel and say, mr. so-and-so, miss panich are socially friends. is that going to be a problem? most times the opposing counsel believes that the judge is going to be fair no matter who they're friends with and it's not a problem. here the problem was the defendant wasn't told. he found out. so if a defendant had an opportunity to say something, then maybe, or to even know about it, maybe he wouldn't have had a problem with it but the fact that he didn't and it was, it was an extra judicial relationship, no matter what the degree of the relationship was, gives the appearance of impropriety. i don't think having a law saying that you can't socialize with judges is effective. i think the probably the better law to suggest that judges don't have facebook pages. jon: faith, speaking of the defendant, i mean, friending
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somebody on facebook seems kind of inconsequential to me but there is a serious case at heart of this this defendant was charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on a child. >> right. jon: if a guy like this, i mean, is this potentially a means for him to walk away from these charges completely? >> no. what is going to happen is, if anything the case will probably have to be retried in front of another judge. i think what the court of appeals here did, they just took every precaution possible because they don't want that to happen. i think that's the problem and why again, jon, most judges aren't on facebook and social media because they're concerned about issues like this, about it not being looking good. i just think the court of appeals went too far. facebook, we have hundreds of people on facebook we don't even know. we just add them. this judge may not even be running his own facebook page. a lot of people have facebook pages and they're used for business purposes, just to make business connections and they don't
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really even interact with people on them. i think was a stretch here. jon: esther, faith, you know, social media, bringing on the end of the world in my opinion but jenna and i have that discussion all the time. thank you both. good discussion. we'll see what the florida supreme court decides. they're going to go hear the case. thanks. jenna: trying to pull you into the modern day. trying and you're just staying back comfortable where you are. jon: i still have a typewriter. jenna: that's good. collector's item. all right. some terrifying moments on a highway when a bakery truck crashes and it left dangling over the edge of an overpass. we'll show you how this ordeal ended. plus the food and drug administration proposing even more nutritional labels that you can read and eat at the same time. new concerns about cost and who could end up paying the price. hi. i'm henry winkler.
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jon: one person is dead after a truck crashes and is left dangling over an
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overpass in florida. the daring rescue caught on tape. crews using an elevated ladder to reach the bakery truck that was hanging off the edge of an overpass ramp. we're told a passenger died. the driver was pulled from the truck and is in the hospital. no word though on the driver's condition. jenna: someone pick up the paper, right? it is a mess there. "happening now", new concerns about the cost of menu labeling, part of the whole health care overhaul is requiring chain restaurants to post nutritional information for customers to see. but now the fda wants to expand on that to include your supermarkets and your convenes stores. industry experts say doing so will cost more than one billion dollars in the first year alone. shannan bream is live from washington on this story. so, shannon, how exactly would this new regulation work? >> reporter: well, jenna, think about the stores shelves at your favorite grocery store. most of the products there are packaged. they have got full
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nutritional information there on the label, but, what about the salad bars, the hot food bars with soups and even bakery items made there on site? under this new regulation grocers would be required to invest in very expensive software systems or actually send each of those food items out to an independent lab to be tested. as you said, the estimate it would cost a supermarket industry a billion dollars just in the first year. here is's what one store owner told us. >> supermarket industry is a business that's well-known, that our net profit line average and has been forever is 1%. so, when you incur a significant cost, there's no way that that doesn't get passed onto the customer in some form. >> reporter: and a store owners think the cost is simply too much they may scrap the food items all together, jenna. jenna: we have some of this in new york city. you walk into starbucks, for example, and they have the cookies and calories on it. they could really tell you anything, shannon, right? i have no idea if that
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cookie is 160 calories or 200 or whatever. what about the enforcement, the penalties in case store owners decide not to do this or maybe they don't do it exactly the right way, what's the consequence? >> reporter: there will be inspectors as you imagine with every federal regulation, there is always an army of inspector behind it. store owners will be responsible for eight separate records on each individual item. recipe, ingredients that is not all. here is eric lieberman, regulatory counsel at the food marketing institute. >> then you have to put a sign up. you will have to have new scales. you will have to train employees. you have to train employees how to maintain records. if you get it wrong get this, it is a federal crime. you could face jail time and thousands of dollars worth of fines. >> reporter: that's right, jenna. fines and jail time if you get these records wrong. back to you. jenna: what a story. i'm speechless, actually. >> reporter: federal regulations and the joy they bring.
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>> ignorance is bliss especially in this case. at the super market you're boeing down the list, better not to see all the ingredients. >> reporter: you enjoy it more. jenna: it's true. shannon, we'll watch for this in our grocery stores. thank you very much. jon: remind me to stay out of the grocery business. jenna: your taste during that whole report is like, what? a federal crime? i wish we had a live shot of your face for that. said it all without saying anything. jon: unbelievable. olympic gold medalist lindsey vonn is getting ready to head back to the united states for surgery after that terrifying crash at the world ski championship. will she be able to hit the slopes again? can she compete in next year's winter olympics? her prognosis next. first baltimore though is getting back, getting, is not even getting the chance to bask in the glory of winning the super bowl. the city deals with new troubles of a financial kind. we're live with that story.
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jenna: we're coming up new next hour. a nearly week-long hostage ordeal is over. the little boy held captive in that underground bunker is safe. he is at home with his family. what authorities are now saying his accused captor was planning. we'll tell you about that. the u.s. postal service is planning to stop some mail deliveries on saturdays. the big question whether or not the postal service can make that call without congress. >> no plus voters have spoken. one of those monopoly tokens is out of the game. >> no. jenna: permanently. we'll show you the new piece that will soon be on the board. jon: well some new information on the hometown of the new super bowl champions. with word baltimore might soon be on the brink of bankruptcy. rick is live with the story from our breaking news desk.
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rick? >> well, jon, the city of baltimore is in trouble. they may have the new super bowl champs but the city has way more money going out than it has coming in. local officials are realizing something has got to give. the mayor there, stephanie raul links-blake commission ad study out an outside financial management firm the they want ad ten year forecast of the city's finances. she has been told at current pace baltimore will incur $745 million in budget deficits over the next decade. the city's population is shrinking. its spending commitments are growing. needed infrastructure spending and retiree health care benefits are included that gap reaches 2 billion over 10 years. mayor blake, a democrat, is planning to announce ideas for long-term budget reforms next week. she says new taxes were introduced to fill a budget gap a couple years ago, jon but that her city can't tax its way out of this mess. she sass adding new taxes will drive people and
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businesses further away. back to you. jon: see california for the precedents on that. thanks very much, rick folbaum. jenna: well, she admits she killed her lover but will jurors believe it is self-defense when she stabbed him dozens of times? jodi arias is back today on the witness stand for a third day. will her testimony save her life or help convict her? our legal panel takes a look next.
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jenna: fox news alert a huge 8.0 earthquake in the pacific pushing a tsunami into the sol louisiana money island. you saw powerful waves smashing into the western side of santa cruz island hitting four villages. people are missing, property damaged. some of the images we got into our newsroom. smashing tsunami alerts across the south pacific today.
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people in fiji and guam rushing to find higher ground until the nam's were cleared. rescue crews are struggling to reach the areas hit. unfortunately the tsunami flooded the local airstrip leaving the runway littered with debris, another obstacle to get help to those in need. >> reporter: more of jodi arias on the witness stand. she is telling the jury that her whole life turned around for the better when she met the man she is on trial for killing. at first things were great, so why did she have to shoot him, slice his throat, stab him 27 times. a live report ahead. the postal service wants to cancel saturday mail delivery. could congress stand in the way of any changes? two weather systems on a collision course and it's set to meet right over the northeast. we'll tell you why this part of the country could get socked
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with a major winter storm. all of that and breaking news as the second hour of "happening now" starts right now. jenna: republicans are firing back after the president proposes a plan to delay major spending cuts for a few months. hi, everybody, glad to ask you with us. i'm jenna low. jon: we keep delaying and delaying, i'm jon scott. we are now less than a month away for the deadline for the cuts to kick in. the same cuts delayed in the fiscal cliff deal that began the year. republicans are accusing president obama of avoiding fiscal discipline and trying to force him to propose a budget that will avoid the sequester. carl cameron is live in washington with more. can republicans force the president to propose a budget? >> reporter: well they haven't been very successful in that in the first obama term. they will try to do it by legislation today and throughout the remainder of this year trying to get the president to propose a budget looking forward that would come to balance in the next ten years.
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on the house floor right now is house resolution 444, which would essentially require the president to come up with a budget proposal that would get to balance in ten years and do so by april 1st of this year. that is a hurry up offense if ever there was one. and the president who has not been able to get a budget proposed and a budget resolution passed by the two chambers of congress has already suggested he's not going to do that and there is very it evidence that the senate democrat that control the senate will take this up. it has enough votes. today house speaker john boehner got a little bit testy, frustrated with the president's on going assertion that the problem with deficit spending isn't spending that it's lack of enough taxes, watch. >> the president doesn't believe we have a spending problem. he genuinely believes the government spending causes economic growth. if that were true the economy today would be thriving.
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it isn't thriving. the unemployment rate is still nearly 8% and ricing. a rising. at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. i've watched them kick this can down the year for 22 years that i've been here. i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >> exit john boehner a little frustrated by an on going process. that is just about budgeting for the future. they have yet to resolve the problem with the current crisis and the so-called sequester, those automatic across the board spending cuts particularly as it relates to the military budget. jon: the military budget will get hacked if that sequester goes through, what are they doing about that. >> reporter: today defense secretary leon panetta called it a real threat to military readiness and to nation until and economic security. we'll have a news conference in a couple of hours in washington featuring the ranking republicans on the house armed services committee. they will come up with a proposal to alleviate the impact
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of these sequester cuts. it's tens of millions of dollars that will hit dod. rather than making them automatic meat cleaver cuts as so many worry about they would give the pentagon some discretion and latitude to target the spending cuts themselves. whether they will reduce the number of spending cuts that hit the pentagon and the dod that remains to be seen. what we do understand is in a few hours the republicans in both the house and senate will say let's give the pentagon some jurisdiction over these spending cuts rather than imposing automatic cuts that in some cases could do more damage than good. jon. jon: carl cameron on capitol hill in washington thank you. jenna: as the president looks for a short-term solution to the nation's spending problem the congressional budget office has come out with a new and quite frankly disturbing report about our financial situation, our soaring debt. right now our debt is at a record of more than $16 trillion. in just ten years the cbo says that number will grow to become
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77% of what we produce, what our economy proceed dies. gdp. horry rolori rot man is with us. >> these projections are the latest evidence showing that our government continues to spend at this rate our economy is headed for trouble. if congress leaves current policy unchanged our national debt will rise from around 72% of gdp to 77% of gdp by 2020. in other words, by the independent of the decade the government will have borrowed an amount equivalent to 77% of the value of the total output of our economy. so why is this bad? well interest rates could rise and rise sharply affecting everything from your credit card to your mortgage, to your car loan. so far the federal reserve has been successful at keeping rates low and preventing that. as for keeping our soaring debt in check, though the cbo says we need to save $2 trillion, but
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that could involve cutting key receives and even higher taxes so it's a real dilemma, jenna. jenna: it's quite a reality to face. we talk about debt and deficit a lot. according to the cbo report our debt is growing, the deficit has come down. what can you tell us about the discrepancy there? >> right. well the federal budget deficit is about half of what it was in 2009, this is the yearly federal expenditures, right stp-t budget battle in washington continues to be a philosophical debate on spending cuts versus taxes, and what the right battle should be to fix our fiscal mess. do we swallow the bitter pill now for cuts and higher taxes to purchase growth in the future or do we reign in taxes. they need to know what to do about 85 billion in spinning cuts. republicans, no surprise said spending cuts only, that's been
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the mantra. jenna: that's where they are. and we'll see where potentially we meet in the middle. eventually we'll have to do something. big numbers out there. lori, thank you. jon: speaking of spending cuts, big changes could be coming to your mailbox. the u.s. postal service set to scrap saturday mail delivery. but does that cash-strapped agency have the right to do this? and can congress stop it? steve centanni takes a look at that live from washington, steve. >> reporter: this is an attempt to save $2 billion a year north post office, but it does set up a possible showdown with congress. hires the plan, starting in august all first class letters will be delivered only monday through friday, not on saturdays. packages, which are still a money-maker for the post office will be delivered. and medicines would go through on saturday as well. mail will continue going to post office boxes on saturdays, and those branches that are open now will stay open on saturdays. the postmaster general believes he can move ahead without
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congressional action. listen. >> it is our opinion that the way that the law is set right now with the continuing resolution that we can make this change. the good news is the continuing resolution that governs the postal service that way expires on the 27th of march, so there is plenty of time in there that if there is some disagreement we can get that resolved. >> reporter: one key lawmaker is disappointed but says sepz tomorrow carver despite my disappointment it's hard to condemn the postmaster general from moving aggressively to do what he can and must do to keep the lights on on the post office. the post office lost $16 billion last year as congressional reform efforts went nowhere. now this move will cost about to 22,000 jobs. the president of the national letter carrier's association said in a statement, america's letter carriers condemn this reckless plan in the strongest term. we call for the immediate
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removal of the postmaster general who has lost the confidence of the men and women who deliver for america every day. mail has been delivered on saturdays ever since the 1860s, jon. jon: just goes to show you what happens when you try and cut spending in certain places. steve centanni, thank you. jenna: the hostage standoff in alabama ending with quite a dramatic raid at the end, of course the rescue of the five-year-old boy who i believe is now 6. it's his birthday today. that little boy held in that bunker for a week. rick folbaum is here with more on all of this. >> reporter: we know why the swats teams moved in why they day. they had been watching jimmy lee dykes on high surveillance equipment they got down into the bunker and they saw for the first time that he had a weapon near his young hostage. at that point the negotiation stopped and the raid was set in motion. when the agents stoefrpld tha agents stormed that homemade
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bunker there was a shootout. the f.b.i. putting out a statement last night detailing for the first time how dykes had rigged his bunker with explosives. they say he had reinforced the bunker in case police had tried to get in and that two homemade explosive devices were found, one in the ventilation pipe that he was using to communicate with the police, the other in the shelter itself. there is no word on whether or not either one went off, but neighbors reported hearing gunshots and explosions during the rescue operation. as for this boy who as you mentioned turned six years old today, he is said to be physically okay, playing with toys, watching cartoons on television, his mother releasing a statement saying for the first time in almost a week i woke up this morning to the most beautiful sight, my sweet boy, i can't describe how incredible it is to hold him again. still no word on what set dykes off last monday when he stormed a school bus, shot and killed the driver taking that young boy with him underground.
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the community in midland city, alabama planning a big birthday celebration for the boy soon along with a memorial for the bus driver who died protecting about two dozen kids on his bus. back to you. jenna: what a story and a statement by the mother. you can under how she never wants to let that little boy go again. as you know as a parent of course, rick. happy birthday to little ethan out there. we are glad he's safe. jon: good to have a hyannis port aoepbding. president obama pushing hard for his second term agenda, but is he going to congress? no. he's going on the road. and his speeches are starting to sound somewhat f orpbgs r-rpbgo. also, ma tphop pa le monopoly is getting rid of one game piece and replacing it with another one. did they get rid of your favorite? the answer coming up. [ loud party sounds ]
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jon: president obama laying out his second term agenda starting with gun control and immigration reform. yesterday in another speech he called on congress to delay the deep, automatic spending cuts known as the sequester. if you listen to his argument it might have sounded a little familiar. a piece in the "politico" website taking notice describing it this way. tout what he's already done is the approach. say the public is in his corner, demand congress do something. louisiana meant washington dysfunction, layout his own plan. avoid details. urge voters to keep up the pressure. warn it won't be easy, bask in the applause: is "politico" write? let's talk about it with charlie hurt. did they get it?
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>> i think they are right about it. i don't really blame the white house. president obama, you know, he does have the bully pulpit as president and quite frankly it's what he's good at, it's his strong suit. he's very good at camping and talk. he does not have a record of being very good at crafting legislation and could b and cobbling together laws and legislation that everyone can go with in congress. even when the democrats had control of both chambers he didn't have a whole lot to show for it other than obamacare. it's interesting to listen to him complain now about sequestration and warn about all the pitfalls of that since according to -- at least according to bob woodward's book it was him and jack hrerbgs w, his nominee to be fresh resecretary who came up with the whole concept of sequestration and pushed it through congress.
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jon: he is always complaining that much of what he wants to get done is being blocked by congress. the "politico" website also had in in that piece we were talking about this today. the reaction from republican leaders who are resigned to learning about white house proposals in speeches rather than private talks followed a script too. once again senate minority leader mitch mcconnell took to the senate floor to claim that obama prefers political gimmicks to problem solving. mcconnell hasn't heard from the white house since new year as of eve when he played a key role in the fiscal cliff deal according to his spokesman. here is the president complaining that congress is blocking his agenda and the president apparently isn't even talking to congress. >> it's really no way to get anything done if you really want to in this town. and president obama has made it very clear that he's going to take political advantage of the fact that congress always has suffered very low numbers and
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they are even lower noun ever before because there is so much dysfunction with the federal government, and he's just going to keep on running against that, and playing the sort of mythical game instead of trying to sit down and do the very hard business of where both side sort of agree to give up certain things and agree to sort of settle on certain things. it's a very painful process, it's politically painful and president obama doesn't want any part of it. he's going to sit there with his arms crossed and make these speeches, and i suppose if things that he doesn't like comes to his desk he's just going to veto them. but it's no way to actually get anything done around here. jon: many of the recent presidents have been governors they've had gubernatorial experience, chief executive experience on the state level, nixon, reagan, gw bush, and so forth. would you describe this as the community organizer's approach to the presidency? >> yes, it's very much the
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community organizer approach as opposed to the executive approach. quite frankly, governors understand, they've been in the position where they are sort of the figure head, they have the bully pulpit and they under no matter how many people you can sway with that you have to sort of be going in ha certain direction and get things done and that is not what this guy does, he's not good at it. so he just takes potshots and sort of plays the sort of -- appears to play the sort of political high road, meanwhile that very tactic is sort of undermining actually getting things done. jon: all right, charlie hurt from the washington times. charlie, thank you. >> thanks, jon. jenna: a new report says the u.s. has a secret drone base in saudi arabia. are the saudis our best partner when it comes to the war on terror? we'll take a closer look at this just plus bedbugs overrun a ritzy manhattan apartment building,
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jenna: right now a secret air base for unmanned aerial vehicles, we call them drones, most people don't, most people call them uavs. apparently this base opted by the c.i.a. in saudi arabia. this was first revealed by "the new york times" today. a few other reports in a few previous years have come up about this base. the times reporting today that drones at the base are, used in the hunt for high-value targets in yemen including the strike that killed the american born operative anwar al-awlaki. we have the vice president of
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research at the defense for democracy. you spent a great deal of time in your career look at our relationship with saudi arabia. that's what stood out about this report today, not so much the policy about the drones but where we are putth bases. what do you think this says about our relationship with the saudis and how reliable they are as partners in our war on terror. >> it's a great question and i have to say that the u.s. saudi relationship is probably among the more dysfunctional relationships that i've had the pleasure to try to analyze. on the one hand you have the united states that is funding both sides in the war on terror by purring saudi oil and oil from the rest of the gulf, we are funding both sides in the war on terror. now we find out that the saudis are on the one hand radicalizing people in the middle east and financing terrorism on the one hand and on the other hand housing the base for the cia to hunt high value targets in places like yemen and beyond. you can scratch your on this one
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but to try to make sense of it i don't know. jenna: is this a good idea? >> certainly it's a good idea in a sense it's a forward base. we will be more able to go after some of these terrorists in yemen or in the horn of africa or anyone else in the arabian peninsula for that matter. the broader question about drones, is should that be our strategy stph-r we looking at the state sponsors? are we trying to cut off the funding than or the radicalization at the source or only going after those who are the most obvious targets who are out there carrying out terrorist attacks. jenna: that's something that you've looked at recently. looked at social networking within saudi arabia. what is the tone out there and the temperament and what is happening in that specific country thals spread that also spreads outward. who is radicalized, how barred they, what kind of enemies are we fashion out there? in your study and research do you think the drone attacks have
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been effective to deter people from becoming more radicalized or used as propaganda to bring people to the side of our enemy stkpwhr-s what we found in our study is that radicalism is alive and well in saudi arabia. that clerics are pop you will gated hatred online. in 140 characters clerics can radicalize saudis or perhaps even the entire middle east on issues like what we're just seeing right now. in terms of what we are eye seeing -- on the blogs, on twitter at the moment it's actually very subdued and i think for a very good reason. the saudis have really enforced an environment will people will selfconcerns. they don't want to test the saudis, they are not sure how much the saudis will tolerate people challenges raoet skwraoepl over the decision to work with the cia. things are quiet now. i would expect within the next week or so we will see people begin to chime n. it will be very interesting to see whether a movement mounts. jenna: very sur just. you're the one out of the two of
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us that speaks and reads ara pweurbgs i'll leave that to you to let you know what you see overt next couple of days. a quick couple of questions because we have to look at the region as a whole. the drone base was first discovered in saudi arabia around 2011. thaltsee whethat's when the construction was complete. we've seen the arab spring and partnerships happen and recently a historic event in egypt just yesterday the iranian president is there hang -pg out with the new egyptian president. how are you seeing these partnerships? again we are looking at the drone campaign and how we are trying to win the war on terror. what about the new partnerships that are emerging as well? >> this advice it by ahmadinejad for the organization of islamic cooperation is a really troubling scenario here. the egyptians and iranians have not had a meeting like this in decades. the implication here is that ph-rpbg morsi is more open to
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talking to ahmadinejad and ahmadinejad view the new egypt as less of a friend to the ooh night states, less of a friend to israel and it's for that reason he's willing to go over there. there was one incident where someone was trying to go after ahmadinejad with a shoe, i think the broader sort of observation that i would make is he was being widely cheered by many in egypt. jenna: first time in 30 years, the iranian president on egyptian soil. we wanted to point that out to our viewers as well. jonathan great to see you. thank you so much. jon: one of the big trials consuming this country that much, that of jodi arias as she tells the jury how her life changed the moment she meant the boyfriend, oh, yeah, the guy she ended up killing. also, major winter storm in the forecast, a block-buster blizzard expected to dumb up to two feet of snow. janice dean in the extreme weather center with what you need to know before it hits.
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their fingernails because this is a hard one to really forecast. snow is one of the hardest things to really track, where the timing, intensity and exact track, still yet to be determined but we do know is these two systems are going to combine. it is called phasing. once they get together we could have ourselves a blockbuster snow event. the boston local forecast office is saying 75% chance of 12 inches or more. so there is good guidance suggesting that boston is going to get a big snow event. new york city, not out of the question. depends on where the storm end up. as you can see those two storms kind of merging together friday, into saturday, overnight when we're really going to see this thing bomb out or intensify off the coast. so there's the european model. this is the aggressive forecast. this is the one that really kind of intensifies this storm off the coast overnight into saturday. right there. so from new york to boston we could be dealing with a significant snow event.
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some of the forecast models are saying new yorkers, this could be a crippling snow event where we would see anywhere from 12 to 18 inches. boston you could see anywhere from a foot to two feet. some of the forecast models saying over 30 inches. not something to take lightly. certainly listen to your local forecast if you live in the northeast. for all saying oh, the northeast, this will cause travel delays not only or the northeast but across the rest of the country. here is the best guidance. one to two feet possible. new york, up towards northern new england, six to 12. hartford, albany, burlington, three to six for the new york city area. but the forecast could change. we'll keep up to date as the forecast changes in the next 24 hours. jon: you're going to be one busy meteorologist. >> i have to admit it is exciting for us to do a big snowstorm. obviously we don't like the travel delays but to see an event over two feet of snow, that doesn't happen very often. jon: that is not exciting for you because you're not
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the one shoveling the sidewalk. >> my husband will be doing that. jon: janice dean, thank you. >> see you later. jenna: quite an unbelievable tale of lies, sex and deadly violence of the jodi arias on trial for murdering her boyfriend and this trial just beginning now. you can see phoenix out there, 10:30 in the morning. and it is her third day of testimony. so far jody has told the jury she was abused by her parents and described events leading up to the day where she eventually and admits to stabbing an killing her boyfriend travis. now the defense claims alexander was physically and mentally abusive. there he is in the screen with her, when they first met. arias says she thought he could change her life for the better. take a listen. >> the things he said made a big impression on me. wasn't just about relationships. it was about my whole life, my career and the direction of my life. so it made me step back and take a look at where i stood and where i was going. so that was part of the reason. >> pushed you over the ento
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speak to break up with darrell? >> like i said, some of the things he said helped me to gain a different perspective and step back and take a look at my life and, i realized things weren't going anywhere. they probably weren't for travis they may have continued on like that until darrell moved, who knows. knowing i wanted to hang out with travis that weaken and i didn't want to, i've always been faithful in my relationships and i didn't want to change that now. so i decided to break things off with darrell so that i was just free to hang out with travis without feeling guilty i was sitting next to him or if it led to kissing or something like that. it wasn't, it wouldn't be something that i would feel bad about. jenna: so he was a great guy but she admits to killing him. this is the situation in this case. faith jenkins, former prosecutor. esther pan niche, a former
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criminal defense attorney. you're watching this woman. she will take the stand shortly. how is she doing so far trying to escape the death penalty? >> she is doing very well. if that is the defense's goal which i believe it is, give the overwhelming amount of evidence that would lead to a jury to convict her, they are doing the best they can by humanizing their client. they're basically having a three-day conversation with the jurors through jody. so the jury can watch her. you heard her in the clip you just played talk about feeling bad. showing that she has feelings. she is not just some monster who did this that a jury can't relate to. if the jury can personalize or feel that there are elements of jody that could possibly be some type of redemption, that they may not be so quick to just, you know, throw the switch as it were or vote for a, for the death sentence. jenna: so, faith, we're watching jody in court now.
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she is waiting to take the stand again. there is the potential make cross-examination begins today. faith, as theter here? pointed out, she is turning toward the jury. making eye contact with them. she is talking with them. this is a conversation. as a prosecutor, what would you do? >> the direct examination that's going on right now will be very different from the prosecutor's cross-examination because right now they want, we know you stabbed travis 27 times but tell me about your childhood. that will not happen on cross-examination. they're going to focus on the heinous and brutal nature of this crime and then they're going to turn to the jury and they're going to say, listen, we know one thing about jodi arias. she will calmly, quietly, effortlessly look you in the eye and lie to you. how do we know that? let's roll the videotape. she's done it before. this is not the jodi arias, that is not the image they want to portray. they want to show her as a liar and brutal murderer
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that she is. jenna: what are the stakes here, esther? you mentioned you believe they are trying to make sure she doesn't get the death penalty. what could she gain? the best possible scenario for the defense, she is still going to prison, isn't she. >> if she is convicted of travis's murder, yes she is going to prison. if she is convicted of second degree or manslaughter she is going to prison. she may not go for the rest of her life. the defense is looking at big picture here. what are they to do with all these facts? when your client is facing the death penalty you do whatever you have to show the jurors that this person is worth saving. that they have qualities about them that may be able to help other inmates, that may be able to just say that their life is not a waste and should, you know, suffer the ultimate punishment which is death by the state. so these, these defense attorneys have a lot riding on their shoulders. jenna: go ahead, faith. >> jenna, the real issue here they want sympathy. they are putting jody on the stand because they want one
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juror to feel sorry enough to say i will not vote for the death penalty in this case. it is about garnering sympathy for her. jenna: great to have you both with us today as we watch the trial begin. she is on the stand. if anything happens, news happens we'll bring it to our viewers. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. jon: right now ohio the latest state to say yes to hundreds of millions of obamacare dollars. so the buckeye state can expand its medicaid to more poor people. not all states are falling in line to accept what looks like easy uncle sam money. william la jeunesse live from los angeles with that. william? >> reporter: well, jon, you would be a fool not to take this deal. i will give you a dollar if you give me a dime. that's the carrot the feds are offering states who agree to help pay not just more fed qaed for the poor but expanded medicaid for not quite as poor. some states are not taking the bait. >> can we simply wag our finger at the federal government, trust me, i tried that once.
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>> reporter: it's a choice every governor faces. expand medicaid or not. >> this one's about the math. we can't afford it. >> reporter: nebraska governor dave heineman joins 14 other republican governors, unlikely to accept the federal government's promise to pay up to 90% of the cost of medical care for the poor. 11 states are undecided. 24 plan to take the money, including arizona. >> with this move we will secure a federal revenue stream to cover the cost of the uninsured. >> reporter: on the other hand, taking the money means bigger government and could actually cost more in the long run because any state that says yes, must still pay millions in matching fund to cover what washington does not. >> medicaid has the potential to bankrupt the states. >> reporter: heineman fierce a bait and switch. the feds hook you on 90%. then reduce the reimbursement. >> it is being portrayed as free money to expand medicaid and to expand health insurance but that is not a promise that it has to keep. the federal government could
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ratchet that down, ratchet it down 80%, to 70%. to 60%. >> reporter: medicaid currently covers 60 million americans earning less than $23,000 a year for family of four. expanded would increase to 9 million for families up to 31 thousand. the cost? a trillion dollars. >> people say that is free federal money. that is your tax dollars, my tax dollars. so don't pull that game on me. >> reporter: most social programs are a shared cost and formulas can change over time. special ed started with 40% federal funding. it is now 19%. heineman is this. he has a pot of money. if he spends 12 million more a year on medication -- medicaid and that is he spends less on education and that is not a trade he is willing to make. jon. jon: william la jeunesse in los angeles. thank you. jenna: during the health care debate there were some promises how you could keep your current doctor and your current coverage. well, apparently a new study, a new report is finding that
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may not be true for millions of americans. we'll have a closer look at that. it is a state-of-the-art research facility in the antarctic. it can do something no other building of its kind can do. it took four years to build and just is going into full operation now. john will speak live with the base's commander. she is live in the south pole ahead on "happening now."
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why let constipation stry miralax.? mirlax worksdifferently than other laxatives. it dws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to fe great. miralax. jon: well a brand new state of the art research station is officially open for business now in the and arctic. it is called hally six. cost more than 40 million u.s. dollars. it took four years to build. not only does it allow the crew to conduct cutting-edge experiments but it is build on hydraulic legs with
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gigantic skies that make it the first fully moveable research station in the world. we have the base commander of hally 6. she joins you live on the phone from the brunt ice shelf in antarctica. this is my first foner with antarctica i believe. how is the weather today? >> yes. hello, the weather is lovely today. it is about minus 12 degrees. we've got sunshine and very little wind. so perfect day to go outside and explore. jon: it is the an arctic summer is that what i understand? >> it is the antarctic summer. so we're lucky we have 24 hours of sunlight. usually fairly mild weather for us to be able to do our work. jon: and what kind of work will you be doing today? >> well, today i've been actually catching up on
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paperwork. so unfortunately i've been stuck inside but there have been lots of people outside working on some of the science cabooses that we have, going out to the air chemistry laboratory, and we've got some of the guys working outside with vehicles and getting things ready for the winter. jon: that is really tragic, that on a beautiful minus 12 degree day you're stuck indoors doing paperwork. that is i guess the life of the base commander. so this new base, we're looking at video of it on screen right now, you put it up on skies and you made it mobile because it is my understanding the last several of them got crushed by ice? >> yeah. we're living on an ice channel. so it is moving continuously. so it moves about half a kilometer a year. so as you can imagine it moves, anything we put it on
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it will move steadily to the edge. we also have a lot of snow accumulation. a meter and 1/2 of snow a year. if you put anything on the surface it will eventually bury and yes obviously get crushed. so with our station this time we've made it so that we can move it further inland and, take it away from the edge of the ice shelf. jon: you've spent the last six 1/2 years of your life down there, i understand. what are we learning from what you and your team are finding in antarctica? >> yes. well amongst, we've got several different stations with the british survey and we will be looking at all aspects of climate change. so everything from buy log to -- biology to air chemistry, atmospheric sciences. and we're looking at the global picture that the polar regions play in our
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climate and understanding the, you know, the i am mr. lycations for humans really -- implications for humans really. jon: we know you have a lot of paperwork to do. we'll let you get it done to enjoy the minus 12 degree day. it is 10 degrees fahrenheit approximately where she is now. the antarctic study. thank you. jenna: go for a nice walk, you know. jon: why not. jenna: as long as you have the right gear i think you will be okay, right? jon: you don't want to walk in the antarctic winter. summertime. good time. jenna: nice to know there is a little adventure out there. that sound like quite an adventure. jon: the one continent i haven't made it to. i would like to visit. >> we have to do a foner with you. jon: i'm all for it. jenna: the wait is over. the makers of monopoly are now revealing which classic piece is going away. and what will replace it? stay tuned for that breaking news.
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jenna: after plenty of suspense the makers of one of mechanic's -- america's favorite board games are now revealing a major change. rick is here with the news. rick? >> been on the edge of your seat, jenna, i know it. monopoly fans everywhere have spoken. out with the iron and in with the cat. i'm not sure what took so long.
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this seems like a no-brainer. say good-bye to the iron. now scott at this the dog has friendly feline competition on the board to chase around atlantic city. hasbro announcing the new game piece after allowing fans to vote online. it came down to the iron, wheelbarrow and the shoe. the iron was odd man out. this iconic board game has sold more than 275 million copies around the world. it hit a bit of a plateau. according to public filings, third quarter sales from 2011 to 2012 year-over-year were flat. so the company is obviously looking for a bump. who knows, maybe cat lovers will suddenly go out and buy a newer version. we'll keep you posted. >> how do you feel about the cat, rick? your personal thoughts on this. >> i like the cat. i think it's a great idea. jenna: kind of sad about the iron. >> as long as they keep the top hat i don't care what they do. jenna: there is look at the cat. you're not so happy. jon: i wanted a helicopter. they offered a helicopter as
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a potential game piece. there it is. look at that. jenna: never going to happen now. i didn't have too much of an opinion but i did not want something. i did not want the robot. it looks cute but you know what? the game's been around since the 1930's. felt like it wasn't classic enough. we need a class addition. so i the cat's okay. then you have like the cat and the dog, right? jon: yeah. jenna: gives you something to inspire some good board game playing. jon: i guess people don't like to iron any moore too. that is probably part of what the mental --. jenna: i like the iron. i think it is relaxing. a little relaxing isn't it? you let me know if you need anything done. i volunteer. jon: right after i get done clearing janice's sidewalk. jenna: it is a really a team effort on this show getting this thing on the air. jon: the only other copy is in the library of congress but this rare baseball card of one of the game's first teams could be yours. where it was found though, that is a whole another
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